A GLOOMY PICTURE. [per. press association.] (Received May 6, 1 p.m.) Sydney, May 6. Sir Henry Parkes has received a letter from Australian and American residents in Johannesburg, South Africa. They give very gloomy accounts of the state of affairs in the Transvaal, where work is scarce and the cost of living, high. . One of the burdens imposed on the residents is heavy taxation, which is described as uniquitous, and the mines are also greatly over-rated. Sir Henry Parkes' correspondent states that a trouble is looming ahead.
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SOUTH AFRICA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2422, 6 May 1890
SOUTH AFRICA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2422, 6 May 1890
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